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People in Focus We caught up with Adam Boukadida, Etihad Aviation Group, Chintan Shah, Deutsche Bank's Corporate Bank and Esther Chibesa, Citi, to find out more about their roles in the industry.

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Adam Boukadida

Adam Boukadida, Chief Financial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group

Adam Boukadida has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group, taking up the position in May 2020 after deputising in this role since June last year. His remit includes Group Finance, Group Treasury, Investor Relations, Fleet Planning and the Group Business Support Services Division. He previously served as the group’s Senior Vice President Treasury, Tax & Finance. Adam is an experienced senior finance executive with a strong financial background in international finance gained in the banking, retail and fast-moving consumer goods (FCMG) sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK. Before joining Etihad in 2013 as Deputy Group Treasurer, he was Senior Vice President at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and his previous experience includes senior roles at Tesco PLC, Kimberley Clark, Marex Spectrum and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a qualified Treasurer and Management Accountant, and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.

Adam’s name will be very familiar to readers of TMI. He is a past winner in our Corporate Recognition Awards category, has participated in our roundtables in Dubai and written many interesting and informative articles for us during his years with Etihad, on subjects including global transaction banking, structural financing and Etihad’s payment solution. On p32 of this issue you will find the latest article about Etihad, Flying High with Sustainable Finance, which covers the airline’s partnership with the First Abu Dhabi Bank and Abu Dhabi Global Markets to raise funding tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the first airline globally, and the first business in the UAE, to do so. TMI would like to thank Adam for all his contributions and support, and we extend our warmest congratulations to him on his new appointment .

 

Chintan Shah 

Chintan Shah, APAC Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank

Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank has appointed Chintan Shah as APAC Head of Cash Management. Previously APAC Head of Cash Products, Shah will report to David Lynne, APAC Head of Corporate Bank regionally, and Ole Matthiessen, Global Head of Cash Management globally. In addition to his new role, he will head the APAC Corporate Cash Sales function, reporting to Bas Marteijn, Global Head of Cash Management Sales. He will continue to be based in Singapore.

Shah has more than 16 years of experience in cash management at Deutsche Bank. During this time, he has held multiple roles across various markets within the APAC region, such as Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management, Corporates in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Before this, he was also responsible for the cash management business in India, based in Mumbai. 

 

Esther Chibesa 

Esther Chibesa, TTS Head Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi

Esther Chibesa was the TTS (Treasury and Trade Solutions) Head East Africa from 2015 and SSA Payments & Receivables Head from late 2016, and most recently took up the role of interim TTS Sub-Saharan Africa Head. The confirmation of her appointment to this role sees her succeed Peter Crawley who moved into a new leadership role within TTS EMEA.

Chibesa joined Citi in 2000 as a Management Associate in Citibank Kenya and had various roles within Operations, Banking, Risk, and Product Management. She has worked in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia, catalysing teams in developing various innovative solutions for Citi’s clients. She is an alumna of University of Botswana (First Class Honors), and holds an MBA from Heriot Watt Business School, Edinburgh University. 

 

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